Canterbury Employability Festival 2017 Programme BT_125153_Employability Fest CANT_FINAL_web | Page 2

2 Employability Festival: Programme of Events INTRODUCTION The University of Kent is committed to preparing its students for graduate employment. The Employability Festival is organised by the Careers and Employability Service so that Academic Schools, Professional Services and the Students’ Union can come together to offer students an exciting range of events. As a student you can get valuable advice for personal development on topics such as CV writing, interview tips, work experience, learning what employers want from graduates, balancing part-time work, study and much more. You will receive Employability Points for attending talks and workshops (see below for more information). The Employability Festival includes several bespoke mini-fairs; Work and Study Abroad Fair (Tuesday 24 October), Kent Union Volunteering Fair (Wednesday 25 October), JobShop Recruitment Fair (Thursday 2 November) and Language Jobs Fair (Friday 3 November) located in Keynes Atrium and of course Kent’s annual Careers Fair (Tuesday 31 October) where you can meet and speak to over 100 graduate employers looking for students just like you. Use this programme to keep track of what’s happening to help you decide what you want to get involved with, and don’t forget to join the conversation using #EmpFest17 We look forward to seeing you soon! Thank you to our festival sponsor Enterprise Rent-a Car and our careers fair sponsors Lighthouse Systems Ltd and BAE Systems EMPLOYABILITY POINTS The Employability Points scheme rewards students for active engagement in extracurricular activities. Employability Festival activities all have Employability Points shown using the EP 25 . For more information on the EP scheme see YABILITY PO LO 3 4 16 20 21 28 30 YABILITY PO LO Preparing for the Careers Fair Week 1 Week 2 Access hour Week 2 cont Competitions and prizes Canterbury campus map Contents There will be photography and videography for publicity being undertaken throughout the festival. If you would like to discuss this, please contact [email protected]